[Alumni Reflection] Katie Loovis: “Your head might hurt, but your heart will be full”

  Complex. That’s how I often describe Israel and the West Bank. There are religious, political, economic, geographic, cultural, and social layers that make me believe this is probably the most complex place on earth, and also one of the … Continue reading

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[Alumni Reflection] Clay Middleton: “Building tolerance and increasing understanding”

  Being selected as a delegate to the West Bank and Israel in 2012 with the ACYPL provided me with great exposure to a culture and perspective that can best be appreciated in the flesh. The experience challenged my beliefs … Continue reading

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[Israel to US ’15]: “Building friendship across the ideological divide”

A group of young leaders from Israel joined us in the US for an 8-day exchange to DC and Colorado, where they discussed common challenges facing their country as well as sharing possible solutions Continue reading

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[Israel to US ’15]: “Building friendship across the ideological divide”

A group of young leaders from Israel joined us in the US for an 8-day exchange to DC and Colorado, where they discussed common challenges facing their country as well as sharing possible solutions. [View the story “[Israel to US … Continue reading

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[Professional Fellows Congress spring ’15]: “Making It Matter: Changing the World One by One”

In early June, ACYPL hosted 215+ emerging leaders from 44 countries for the spring 2015 Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, DC. The week-long event included workshops, panel discussions, and professional trainings for all the young professionals.

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[US to Palestinian Territories, Israel + Jordan ’14]: Building Cross Border Relations in the Middle East

7 American delegates got the incredible opportunity to visit the Palestinian Territories, Israel + Jordan this month as part of a 14-day exchange.

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[US to Palestinian Territories, Israel + Jordan ’14] Mandy Wright: “Going away brings you closer to home”

Being chosen as a delegate for ‪#‎acyplMENA is an incredible honor. We have been to Palestine and Israel and headed to Jordan a few days ago. My purpose here besides serving as an ambassador is to learn. What an incredible opportunity this … Continue reading

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[Israel, Palestinian Territories + Jordan ’14 Preview] Bev Perry: “Nothing is ever black and white”

Today as I read the latest news from the MENA region, I think back on the two trips I’ve been blessed to take with ACYPL to the Middle East.  The first was to Israel in 1994 and the second to Jordan … Continue reading

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[Active Citizen Summit 2.0] Small moments, big impact

This year’s Active Citizen Summit 2.0 unites 18 young social entrepreneurs—one from every Middle Eastern and North African country and the Palestinian territories—to Chicago and DC for a three-week program. In the months leading up to the exchange, I was … Continue reading

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Active Citizen Summit 2.0 kicks off today

In partnership with the State Department, Bureau of Near East Affairs we are pleased to welcome 18 young leaders from across the Middle East and North Africa to Chicago for the Active Citizen Summit 2.0. The Summit will incorporate unique opportunities … Continue reading

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